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RWC organisers expect $4.1bn boost to Japanese economy

The Rugby World Cup organising committee released an economic benefit impact report, that indicates the event in Japan next month could bring in $4.1bn (€3.7bn) to the local economy.

They are expecting up to 1.8 million fans, and believe sales of tickets, goods and spending by an expected 400,000 foreign fans will help boost Japan's gross domestic product of $2bn (€1.8bn), increase tax revenues by $200m (€180m), and create 25,000 jobs.

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